Frequently Asked Question


Do registered charities qualify for any type of rates relief?


Organisations with charitable status can qualify for 80% Mandatory Relief where the premises are used wholly or mainly for charitable purposes. To qualify for relief, organisations should be registered with the Office of Scottish Charities Regulator (OSCR). The council must be satisfied that the organisation is occupying and uses the property concerned for wholly or mainly charitable purposes. In addition to 80% Mandatory Relief, the council can, at its discretion, award an additional 20% relief.